Thursday, May 26, 2005

Fusing Fun

Something to Brighten the Kitchen Posted by Hello

Last Saturday I had a little "fusing party" with my quilting friend Barbara. She is new to the concept, but open to the idea of using fusible to expand creatively. We both bought Laura's book while we were in Paducah, and I have the new Fons and Porter magazine with Mrs. Mel's fine article. If you haven't seen it yet, check out this magazine. It also has a nice article on quilt artist Frieda Anderson.

We both had a nice collection of bright fabrics, and I scored a good price on a bolt of Wonder Under fusible and we were good to go. I had been using a different product on my other fused projects. The advantage of the other (Steam A Seam 2) is that you can temporarily "stick" pieces up on a design wall and move them around. The advantage of Wonder Under is the nice crisp edge and what seems to be a tighter bond. To make a long story short, we had a marvellous time, and I converted another long time traditional quilter to the fun of fusing. The little piece above is NOT really art (too derivative) but it will brighten my kitchen this summer.
I'm thinking of using that bright sunflower fabric for a border. Not very serious and a lot of FUN!


Lisa, Procrastinator Extraordinaire said...

I LOVE your new fused quilt. I don't know what it's derivative of, but I think it has great colors and the lines are so graceful. Thanks for sharing.

Scrapmaker said...

The flowers and leaves look a lot like the examples in Laura's book and in the Fons & Porter piece. The sunflower is inspired by the border fabric. I'm glad you like it, I do too. Jen

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